Civil Procedure Keyed to Babcock
American Lung Ass’n v. Reilly
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The American Lung Association sued the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to review the standards regarding air quality. The District Court for the Eastern District of New York denied electric utilities and electric utilities’ associations to intervene in the litigation as defendants.
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